Thursday, April 19, 2018

Birthday Joy with Neva!

Neva here to share with you the bright colors of one of our newest collections, Secret Garden. 

The floral design was perfect for my birthday layout, I really like the true reds of the Secret Garden designs. Several of my gifts featured red and a few other colors in the collection so it was a natural choice!

  • The base is 100 with a mat of 102 which is the floral pattern on a Navy base. So pretty! 
  • The photos are matted on a coordinating solid cardstock to allow a bit of color separation. 
  • The bottom edge is 103 a solid red on one side that is punched to create an interesting border. 
  • My focal photo is matted in 103. 
  • Outside corners are rounded with a corner rounder.
  • All of the lighter colored pieces are chalked with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Lipstick.

This close-up shows the details of the left-side of the layout.
  • A few of the flowers are fussy cut from the remaining sections of 102 and adhered with foam adhesive for accents. 
  • Chipboard die cuts from the Earth Wind Fire are a perfect finishing touch along with some coordinating fiber. 
  • The title is die cut from the coordinating cardstock. 

The right side close-up shows a few more fussy cut flowers and Chipboard die cuts. It is always fun to find additional embellishments from other collections that match and fit the theme of a layout!

Quick Quotes Products
Secret Garden (Coming Soon!) - 100, 102 and 103
Powder Puff Chalk Ink: Lipstick
Earth Wind Fire Chipboard Die Cuts

Other Products
Aqua cardstock by DCWV
Circle Edge Border Punch by Marth Stewart
Emily font by Quickutz
Navy Zig Writer
Corner Rounder by Creative Memories
Miscellaneous Fibers

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really enjoyed working with this brilliantly colored collection, and you will too! Have a great week!

~ Neva
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Secret Garden with Dorlene!

Happy mid-week everyone! 

Dorlene here to share the process video I made using the new Secret Garden paper collection with photos from my trip to San Antonio.

This paper is so pretty with vibrant, colorful flowers and prints. I knew they were going to be perfect for my San Antonio trip photos. Even though I pulled out Deep Sea, Lipstick, Light Moss and Bermuda PowderPuff Chalk Inks to use with this collection, I ended up only using Deep Sea and Lipstick to ink the edges of all the papers and embellishments used for these layouts.

I didn't show this in the video, but I added this title onto the small pocket page layout.

In case you didn't understand my instructions on making your own fishtail banners, here's a recap:
Cut your paper the size you want your banner. On the side that will be the bottom (fishtail), measure or eyeball the center of the width of the paper, and then snip up until you reach the size you want for your fishtail.

Then trim off the triangle portion from the bottom left corner up to the top of the snip and repeat on the other side from the bottom right corner up to the top of the snip. Hopefully this photo will help:

The nice thing about the shape of the PowderPuff Chalk Ink pads is that they are perfect for these tight areas that need inking.

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Collection
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Deep Sea and Lipstick

Thanks for watching and be sure to watch for the Secret Garden paper collection coming out soon!

~ Dorlene
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Circle of Life with Rebecca

Good day to everyone! It's Rebecca hosting today's blog post. 

The latest Quick Quotes collection, "Secret Garden" is absolutely gorgeous! Rich hues of  red, yellow, blues and greens makes it a must have for any papercrafter! The inspiration for this layout was my nephew, Chase.

"Circle of Life"

I've seen this young man grow from a chubby baby to a man who will be married this October. It was fitting to use the saying from the Lion King for the title of this layout.
  • I began with (2)-12 x 12 white base pages and (2)-11 3/4 x 11 3/4 sheets of QQP-SG100 from Spring Showers
  • I wanted to show as many designs of Secret Garden as I could so I cut circles cut with a cricut machine, metal dies and punches and matted them with dark blue card stock. 
  • I then cut a strip of paper 3 3/4 x 10 3/4 from the blue arrow paper and a 6 1/2 by 9 inch piece from the dark blue geometric patterned paper. I inked the edges of these pieces with Royal Blue PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

I used a punch to remove the "Cherish" saying from the Paper Phrases sheet as well as the circle phrases. I also die cut flourishes from the celery color paper in the collection.

I used scissors to cut out the banners and inked the edges.

I fussy cut the flower from the beautiful blooms on sheet QQP-GN105 and added ink and Nuvo drops for added dimension.

I then assembled the right side of the page beginning with the large banner. The circles that were over the edge of the page were trimmed and used on the right side of the layout.

Little flowers were colored and used on the "Cherish" sentiment.

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden (Coming Soon)
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Royal Blue, Lipstick and Light Moss

Other Products:
Card Stock: White and Navy
Circle Punches, Cricut Machine and Dies

Thanks for stopping by the blog!
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Monday, April 16, 2018

Unboxing the April Club Q Kits with Alicia

Hello, Alicia here today to share an unboxing video with you of the Ultimate Combo Club Q April kitI made my first unboxing video showing in detail all the projects that come in the kit. 

You can sign up for Club Q right here.  

Here are the four projects you get with the Ultimate Combo Club Q April Kits:

I created one of the altered projects in a timed setting to see how long it would take.  This project the larger of the two mini tag albums took me 1.5 hours.  I do like to chalk all my edges.  I used the reverse side of several papers to make it my "own".

Here are some images of the inside. Club Q makes it so easy to put together with most of the cuts and score marks completed for you. 

I tied some ribbon and created the photo tab by layering chipboard pieces. The cascading flip on the back inside cover was so easy with score marks and pre cut holes, it could not have been more simple.  Chalking all the edges probably took the most time, but I think you'll agree that the impact is worth it!

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks:  Bermuda and Terra Cotta

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~ Alicia

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Challenge 85 Winners!

Sunday greetings to you! 

We have some winners to announce from our Friday Challenge 85 for March, "Travel and Adventure!". We always enjoy when you share your creativity and inspiration with us, thank you.

Random Draw $25 Gift Certificate Winner:




"Top 3 Challenge Winners"

They win a Top 3 badge to display on their blog!

Congratulations to the Winners!!!
Please email Rhonda (dot) quickquotes (at) gmail (dot) com 
within 7 days for your prize or Top 3 Badge.

Please check out our all brand new challenge "Include a Fold" here!

(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.

If you live outside the US and want to play, you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won. 
The $25 gift certificate does not cover shipping costs.)


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Friday, April 13, 2018

It's a Good Life with Louise!

Happy Friday the 13th Quick Quotes readers, Louise here to show you the new Secret Garden collection.

This collection has beautiful bright colors with bold floral patterns. The reverse sides of the papers have more subtle prints including chevrons and solids. These papers are perfect for a wide range of Spring and Summer themes, but I chose to use them for a scrapbook layout about Chinese food.

My children have a variety of food allergies and have never been able to have Chinese food until last week at this funky little place we found over Spring break.  Of course, they loved it. I thought the bright colors in the Secret collection went perfectly with the restaurant paint job and my Mom's shirt.

The Secret Garden 100 and 105 papers have the same floral pattern with different background colors. I stitched them together with the patterns matching up, but chose to fussy cut around one flower so it wouldn't have a seam through it.

The flowers at the bottom were fussy cut from the unused sections of the white paper. The subtle pattern on the bottom is from the reverse of Secret Garden 104 and the horizontal stripe (which matches my Mom's shirt perfectly) is from Secret Garden 103.

The quotes are from the Adventure Awaits and Farmhouse collections. The quotes and photos are adhered with raised foam to help them stand out. All edges are inked with PowderPuff Chalk Inks.
Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden 100, 103, 104, and 105 (Coming Soon)
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Buttercup, Key Largo, Lipstick, Navy and Peach Tree
Adventure Awaits Strip 600
Farmhouse 500

Other Products:
White Cardstock
Enamel Accents by Wendy Vecchi

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

April Club Q with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans! June here today, bringing you some great ideas to create with pieces from the April Club Q Kits.

I was so inspired by all the beautiful papers and fun embellishments, I made three layouts from just the "Big Altered Project" kit and a few sheets of black and white cardstock. Check it out:


To make these pages, I started by laying out three 12 x 12 papers. Then I took all the pieces from the Club Q Altered kit, and moved them around on the pages until I was happy with the design. The best part is that everything is pre-cut, so all I had to do was add my photos and stick everything down.

The Marching Band layout was featured earlier this month, and you can see details here.

Here is a close-up of the Explore layout:

I added Quick Quotes' metal flowers (not included) and edged the papers with Baja Blue and Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking Inks.

Thickers were added from my stash for a title. But the tag, scalloped border, ribbon and papers are all part of the kit. Even the fish were fussy cut from one of the included papers.

Here is a close-up of the Weekend Get-a-way layout:

The papers, tags, metal frame and scalloped border are apart of the kit. I did edge all of the papers with Baja Blue and Tropical Punch PowderPuff Chalking inks.

A title was added with Thickers from my stash. The photos were printed with my Canon Selphy Photo printer. The banner quotes (not included) are from Navigator 600.


Quick Quotes Products:
April Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Baja Blue and Tropical Punch
Navigator 600
Unique Rustic Patina Metal Embellishments

Cannon Products:
Selphy Wireless Compact Photo Printer
Selphy Color Ink/Paper set

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the April Club Q Kits!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Spring Showers with Neva

Hello Spring! At least most of us are hoping for spring like weather across the country! Neva here to share a layout featuring Spring Showers collection and photos from Easter. 
The Spring Showers collection has a great variety of solids and printed patterns that look amazing in different combinations. 
o   Here I have used 105 as the base for the double page layout.  
o   A large scalloped circle is cut from 106 and is divided between the right and left pages.
o   Accents from 103 with stripes 11" x 1.25" stripes  along the scalloped circle and die cut rick rack from the reverse of 106 add splashes of color.
o   The lighter color papers are edged in Powder Puff Chalking ink in Island Orange.
o   The 12" x 6 " mat for the photos is 103 and is edged in Key Largo.
o   The title is stamped on a scrap of 102 in Island Orange and Key Largo.

I used a saying from the Farm House Strip 600 as an embellishment on the left page. The flowers are die cut from edges left over from the scallop circle and are assembled with alternating sides in layers.  The centers of the flowers are miscellaneous crystal accents from my stash.  The leaves are die cut from 105.  Additional chipboard accents are from the Earth Wind Fire Chipboard Die Cuts 802. 

The right page features more flowers and chipboard accents.  The journal tag is created from 102 and an envelope punch board. 

Quick Quotes Products
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Island Orange and Key Largo

Other Products
Scalloped Circle Cutting System by Creative Memories
Loops and Rick Rack die by Sizzix
Everything Easter Stamps by Unity

Vintage Floret and Classic Leaf by Heartfelt Creations
Envelope Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers
Corner Rounder
Miscellaneous Bling

Thanks so much for stopping on over today for a visit!
~ Neva
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Monday, April 9, 2018

Santa Cruz with Dorlene!

Hi it's Dorlene and I'm here to show off a layout I did showcasing our trip to Santa Cruz.

Can you believe we didn't even go to the beach?! We went for a concert and my daughter-in-law had to go to Pizza My Heart for dinner. Which was totally worth it!

I used five different patterned papers from the Navigator collection for this layout. Using paper collections is so great for mixing and matching patterned papers, no need for guessing, the collection does all the work for you! I also used Tropical Punch, Bermuda, and Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalk Inks with this layout. I used them to edge papers and punched elements and also for the stamped title.

I hope you can also tell that I made a shaker element on the bottom right. I used some tiny beads and  sand from my stash and punched elements from the Navigator Quotes and Phrases sheet. Here's a close up of the shaker box:

I've stamped the title:
I adhered the flags with the same foam tape as the shaker card to balance the page thickness throughout the layout.

With the exception of the white cardstock I used to mat the photos and stamp the title, all papers are from the Navigator collection.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Tropical Punch, Bermuda and Deep Sea

Thanks so much for stopping on over!

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday Challenge 86

It is the first Friday of April and you know what that means... it is time to reveal the April challenge theme!

Be sure to stop back at the blog soon for the Challenge Winner Announcements for Friday Challenge 85 - " Travel and Adventure"!


Hello, Quick Quotes fans! It's Rebecca hosting the April challenge. This month our theme is...

Include a Fold!

My first example is a layout where I chose to fold the paper to create a pleated frame on the left side of the layout. Next, I used a fold to create 4 pockets on the right side of the layout. I repeated the pleated fold technique that I used on the right side of the layout. This time I used the strips of pleated paper on top of my pockets.


To create the large pleated frame:
  • Cut a 3.5 x 12 inch strip of patterned paper
  • Score @ 7/8", 1 1/8", 2", 2 1/4", and 3"
  • Flip the strip over (to work from the back) and fold the first score mark starting with mountain fold, then valley fold, mountain fold, valley fold and finally mountain.
  • Use aggressive adhesive to hold pleats in place.
  • Lay them on all 4 sides and miter corners
The pockets serve as a spot for hidden journaling!
I repeated the same technique but this time only wanted a mini pleat for the tops and bottoms of my pockets.
  • Cut strip of paper 2 1/4 x 12
  • Score at 1/2",3/4",1 1/4", 1 3/4" and 2"
  • Repeat mountain, valley, mountain folds
  • Adhere to pockets and trim off edges...miter corners
I did a double pleat for my sides of the pockets. (Same technique as pictured above)
  • Cut strip of paper 1 1/2 x 12
  • Score at 1/2", 3/4" and 1 1/4"
  • Repeat mountain, valley fold
  • Lay on the pocket and trim off excess. Miter the corners.

I used the leftover mitered corner pieces for the corners of the second page of the layout.
I did a box pleat for the center of page 2

To create the pockets...
  • Cut paper to 4 1/2 x 5
  • Score at 1/2" on both ends on the 4 1/2 inch side
  • Score at 1/2" on the 5 inch side... miter corners
  • Add tape to the flaps and adhere to the page
This technique can be used for cards as well...

  • Cut a piece of patterned paper at 10 x 5 3/8
  • Score at 1", 1.5",2.5",3", 4", 4.5", 5.5", 6", 7", 7.5", 8.5" and 9"
  • Using a ruler and pencil, mark the short side at 2 3/16 and 3 3/16
  • On long side, mark at 4 1/2 and 5 1/2
  • Use ruler to connect marks and using scissors or trimmer, cut on the mark you just made.
  • Start at one end and do the mountain, valley fold until you reach the middle.
  • Repeat above step on the other side.
  • Adhere with aggressive tape.

Pleating and folding paper is so much fun and adds a unique look to your layouts and cards! I hope I have inspired you to try this month's challenge. Can't wait to see your projects that include a fold!

Quick Quotes Products:
Whistlin' Dixie Paper Pack
Spring Flowers (Coming Soon!)
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Deep Sea and Cactus

Other Products:
Flower Punch by EK Success
Dies by Spellbinders
Bling Flourish by Want2Scrap
Grass Die by Cheery Lynn
Glitter by Elements

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog today!
~ Rebecca


The Rules:
  • This month's challenge theme is "Include a Fold!"
  • Create a layout, card, tag or off the page project that in any way includes some Folded Paper - be creative!
  • You can create any kind of project, just follow the challenge criteria above.
  • Of course we would LOVE to see Quick Quotes products used on your project, but it's not a requirement to play.
  • You may use any products to participate in the challenge.
  • No back posting allowed, projects must be newly created for this challenge.
  • One (1) entry per person, per challenge please.

We can't wait to see what you create this month!

Challenge begins today and is open until 11:55 pm PST on 4/25.


  • The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights with a 'Top 3 Fave' button to display on their own blogs. Everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge.
  • Use the Link button at the bottom of this post to link up your project. If the Link tool is unavailable, please include the direct link in your blog comment on this post.
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery like Photobucket or
  • The Linky Tool will ask you for the direct link to your project, not just your blog address.
  • Click on your projects specific url and copy/paste it to link up.


(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and play, you are responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.
The $25 gift certificate excludes shipping costs.)
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